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, mike, stay on it for us. martha: from the capitol in wisconsin to our nice's capitol controversial hearings on radicalization in the american, muslim community. christian, jewish muslim groups are protesting outside as this is happening. household chairman paoeuter king is receiving roupb the clock security. in opening remarks kings addressed the controversy but stressed the importance of moving forward with the hearings, take a listen. >> i'm well aware that the announcement of these hearings has generated considerable controversy and opposition. some of this opposition such as my colleague and friends has been measured and thoughtful. other opposition both from special interest groups and the media has ranged from disbelief to rage and hysteria. let me make it clear today that i remain convinced that these hearings must go forward and they will. martha: well we're a few hours into the hearings now. shannon bream is live in washington with the latest. congressman ellison was very emotional this morning. what brought that on, what did he have to say in his testimony. >> reporter: h
. is the threat to the u.s. and the world growing? murderous attacksing libyan forces answer president obama's address with a new round of attacks on civilians, according to the rebels. >>> and camelot, it's not. the new miniseries on jfk and jackie o., many historians say it's more fiction than fact. we speak to the producer 0 of the series ahead. >>> good afternoon. we begin with the disaster in japan where the prime minister says the country is in a stalts of maximum alert, this as the fukushima crisis worsens. japan officials have said they believe there's been a partial meltdown at three of the plants' six reactors, that's half. now today radioactive water has been discovered in the maintenance tunnel at the plant. in a a spatefrtepha fr l io ocns e nd ncte peltoeer he nnoced 2 etrothor nd, stonrm plonm seepifr the damaged nuclear power plant into the soil outside the facility. plutonium is years. but so far, officials claim the levels found are not harmful to human health. meanwhile, more traces of radiation have been found in the u.s., raising new concerns. today in california one of
, but despite eight days of bombing the u.s. says military ground forces loyal to president gadhafi still pose a significant threat. on monday, president obama will address the nation on the libyan crisis. >>> disaster in japan. japan's prime minister describes the situation as grave and serious, after another dangerous radiation leak is found at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. u.s. navy barges are bringing fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday morning, march 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a gorgeous spring morning in new york city. 20-something degrees. but who cares, it looks nice. >> that's a beautiful picture, russ. >> welcome to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we begin with the latest on the battle for libya. rebels have recaptured the key eastern city of ajdabiya. nato takes control of some of the u.s.-led operation in libya in a matter of days, and president obama will address the nation on monday night to explain u.s. involvement in
and he joins us. >> good to be with you. >> your 21st term in the congress, and i'm assuming you've seen these kinds of high stakes politicking in the past. so of all members, tell us, will a deal be done on friday? >> i don't know. i can't tell you whether it will be done on friday. it is very controversial. but we are moving in right direction. there's no way to resolve this issue unless we talk. and so the two weeks gives us an opportunity, not only to just deal with a continued resolution that would take us two weeks, but we also have to deal with the debt ceiling and also to 2012 budget. so, i do hope that the leadership is trying to provide a solution to all of these problems, because the whole country, indeed the world, is waiting to see what we do. >> do congressional members realize that, while they claim to be acting in the public interest, the public has become deeply frustrated with their conduct because funding government for just two weeks, isn't that grossly inefficient? >> yes, and it's totally embarrassing. but you now, we have new members that have come here with a comm
with the u.s. and its allies. defense secretary gates says the u.s. will hand over control of the mission within the coming days. however, questions remain about america's long-term exit strategy. >>> disaster in japan. workers get another scare as smoke rises, once again, from that crippled nuclear plant and residents are now being warned about contaminated drinking water and food. this as the estimated death toll jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, march 21st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. >> following two very major stories this morning. first of which the situation in japan. all eyes on that nuclear facility in fukushima once again. this as reports as i mention a few moments ago, smoke emanating from that troubled reactor 3 there. and now reports of radiation levels detected radiation levels in both the food and the water in that safety zone around the nuclear plant right now. we're going to continue
jon: lack of anger management or bladder control. the lady asks to use the restroom, the clerk says no, and she goes berserk in the liquor store. jenna: happy friday. "america live" starts right now. megyn: dramatic new developments in the murder of a border patrol agent. agent brian terry was shot in the back and killed during a shootout on the arizona border back in december. he and his team confronted a group of illegal immigrants. they were packing ak-47. terry loaded with a gun lethal beanbag gun. now new questions in the fed policy when it comes to facing down armed drug gangs right here in america. trace gallagher is in our west coast newsroom. trace? >> reporter: using beanbags is not an across-the-board policy. these agents are armed with several weapons, some lethal, some not. and the orders are given on a case-by-case basis. these border patrol agents were told to use nonlethal force. the question is -- why? court records show that they knew that these suspected illegals were carrying rifles. they expected this group of cartel enforcers that had robbed, raped and assaulte
looted most of the anti-aircraft guns from army barracks. most of the fighters aren't even trained to use them. and they shoot them wildly, hoping to hit a jet. this 22-year-old fighter is a student in college, studying mechanics. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: what do you know about firing a weapon? >> i'm killing. fight. fight the animals. >> reporter: are you scared? >> i'm not scared because my god is for me. you know? and my father. >> reporter: for often than not, the jets miss their targets. but for the opposition, this has been an extremely deadly place. gadhafi forces have pushed back hard here. and in a city just 30 miles from tripoli. and now, his ruthless crackdown has extended to journalists. when a bbc team tried to cover the fighting near the capital, they were picked up by gadhafi fighters and experienced firsthand how the regime treats its enemies. >> got in a cage. and put hoods on our heads and handcuffed us. i heard the noises. they were getting ready. >> i just closed my eyes. and prayed to help me. >> and started shouting, go, go. and i thought they were going to shoot us
's drinking level. robert bazell joins us again this morning. hey, bob. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. we have to point out that the levels of radiation in the drinking water in tokyo are much lower than they are in many cities in the world. as you point out, infants might be at some risk. it has to be unsettling for parents. there is another indication of as long as the reactor keeps spewing radiation we'll have more problems. at the reactor there is hopeful news but more problems, an indication that this is not coming to an end. at this water plant that serves the greater tokyo area, officials found radioactive iodine twice as high as the standard for infants. parents were told to give infants only bottled water. again today black smoke from reactor number 3 forced workers to temporarily evacuate the site. with radiation continuing to leak from the plant workers hooked up power lines to all six reactors. it could be weeks before the cooling systems are operational. reactor 1 reached dangerous temperatures today. work at reactor 2 halted after high levels of radiation we
a thing. >> now that senator miller is misleading the public just like he misled us. that's why this letter is absolutely ridiculous because time and time again, we have met. the very person who wrote this letter to myself and senator fitzgerald, mark miller is the person standing in the way of that progress. >> well, now to florida where more than 40 demonstrations are planned. opponents and supporters of governor rick scott's tax and budget cuts plan to rally on this, the opening day of the legislature. wildfires have destroyed 15 homes and scorched three square miles. 50-mile-per-hour winds fueling those fires and force evacuations all across silver city. they're not saying how long the threat will remain, only saying the fire is not yet contained. charlie sheen and his ex brooke mueller calling off the courtroom showdown yesterday and it's going to happen today or maybe not. they are postponing the custody hearing. mueller has temporary custody. as for sheen, take a look. after he was officially fired by warner brothers, sheen waved a machete from the roof of a building in
's chief science correspondent robert bazell in tokyo. bob, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, good morning, matt. i can tell you that at the very least this is a major setback in the efforts to contain the reactors. at worst, it's the beginning of a release of more radiation into the environment. >> now, about reactor number 3 -- >> reporter: the apparent leak is in reactor 3 which has been the most troubled at the fukushima site. today prime minister kan addressed the nation. >> translator: the government is stepping up monitoring efforts to control the radiation. >> reporter: the problem came to light when three workers got exposed to excess raidradiation. two of them were taken to a radiation hospital. measurements of the water in the plant found it to be 10,000 times normal radiation. today an official was asked about the source. when you take a look at the water, he said, it appears the source of the radiation is from the reactor. also the government said people living within 18 miles of the site should consider ale voluntary evacuation. earlier they suggested people in the zo
the coast to force an arms embargo. jim maceda is live in tripoli, what can you tell us about the latest air strikes on gadhafi's forces around misrata? >> reporter: hi there, willie, that's right, there are now more and more of these air strikes happening in that part of the country, which is much closer to us, miss rat rata about 100 milt of tripoli, there's an indication in place than it was a couple days a go. we are hearing reports, not directly from misrata, from others in misrata, calling relatives outside and then we're picking up information from that, suggesting that there are now, has been a series of air attacks, assaults, bombings, on to the pro-gadhafi forces, and that includes tanks, it includes snipers. it includes obviously troops, mortar rounds -- mortar -- mortar men, and they are still in the -- in the outskirts of misrata and have been doing that every day, penetrating to the center, fighting, intensively, often nine, ten, yesterday, in fact, 40 killed, and then pulling back. trying to squeeze at the same time as they attack misrata, trying to squeeze the city. they've c
. there is an indication that they may not be able tole control the reactor in the long term. right now, they are using stop-gap measures, desperate measures to keep what's left of the core that hasn't melted from melting. but i think the authorities have no confidence and they are not expecting to keep it up for the weeks or months that may be necessary to prevent a further core melt. >> we heard an hour ago a japanese nuclear safety official said the water inside the waste storage pool at the plant may be boiling. what's the significance of that? are we facing the potential of yet another explosion? >> well, earlier today there was an explosion at the spent fuel pool of the number 4 reactor. it had been shut down but all the fuel from the core was put in the spent fuel pool, so it was hot. that experienced a hydrogen explosion indicating there was fuel damage. certainly if there is boiling water in a pool that means the water level covering the spentle fuel could decrease and we could be faced with yet another episode of fuel degradation, hydrogen explosion. these pools are not within the leak tight
morning everybody. thanks for joining us. we have a lot to show you. some very, very cool innovative new inventions that clayton has found. did you find this at ted? >> they talked about this at the figu big conference. >> big famous ted conference. >> in one minute we are going to preview this incredible invention. >> 3-d printing. image being at your house and actually printing something out that is an object like a shoe or a hat. we are going to be making a human ear. the incredible change. this is going to change the way we do business in america. >> i will have an on list. >> we have a showdown on capitol hill in the budget. it is heating up. this time they unveil their plan to cut $6.5 billions in the next 7 months. will lawmakers find middle ground between republican and democratic proposals before this march 18th deadline rolls around. >> we are live in washington with the details. >> $4 billion that's already been cut from this year's budget. the president had to do that or republicans said they might shut the republicans down. now the left and right are arguing how much more to
some leadership and the president use his bully pulpit. the president must have heard. i'll praise it, i'll pass it. the senate passed after an overwhelming vote in the house to cut $4 billion, almost unprecedented in modern politics. as they do that, the president said i'm not going to waste any time. come to my house. john boehner says wait a second, i'm going to tell greta something different. let's listen. >> i think the vice president would better spend his time if he sat down with harry reid and nancy pelosi and come up with a democrat position. like i said before, it's hard to sit down and negotiate. we've done our work. i know where we are. they know where we are. but we don't know what their position is. but he doesn't -- it would be a far better use of his time. >> he's exactly right. so according to the democrats, at 3:00 this afternoon in a room in the senate somewhere, they're going to have this meeting with joe biden, bill bailey, the chief of staff and jack lu, exactly right. here's the problem, though, the republicans say nothing is scheduledment we don't have anything
graphic photos showing morlock and another soldier posing with dead afghans. >>> u.s. coast guard says it may timely know the source of an oil slick that mysteriously washed in february to thelowest on record. >>> more fallout from japan's disaster. toyota says a shortage of japanese-made parts will likely impact production at one or more of its north american plants. >>> keep an eye on research in motion today. the blackberry maker reports earnings after the bell. >>> finally, here's one movie you probably won't be renting any time soon. yesterday a modern art festival in helsinki was set to screen what it believes the world's longest film with a running time of 240 hours. that means they'll still be screening it at this time next week. stock up on your popcorn. >>> well, the magic cast a spell over the knicks. the grizzlies gobble the shamrocks and last-second heroics from the ducks. >>> detroit looks to quinch the heat. and if you go with us, it'll be a win-win. it certainly will. this could be a win-win. this is going to be a win-win. win-win. you should say win-win... use a hyphen
to the fullest with great passion and humor and love. though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her endearing contribution to our world. her remarkable body of work in film and ongoing successes of businesswoman and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight of hiv and aids has always made it an incredibly proud of what she has accomplished. taylor was one of the last onscreen goddesses nominated multiple times for best actress in the academy awards oscar finally came for her performance in "butterfield aaden" in the '60s. she won second time for "who's afraid of virginia woolf." her private life was every bit as dramatic as her onscreen roles. married eight times. actor richard burton became her husband twice. later in life, elizabeth -- her act career, when she published a book and focused her attention on the world's aids epidemic. . in recent years as you mentioned she struggled with her health and hospitalized the last six weeks. again, her family, her four children, ten grandchildren were by her side when she passed e
>>> good morning. the libyan government of moammar gadhafi calls the u.s. resolution to intervene invalid, and says western allies will regret interfering in libya. in the eastern half of the country, rebels shot down a warplane attacking their stronghold, despite gadhafi's claims of a cease-fire. president obama says america could soon join its nato allies in military action. are we on the brink of intervention? >>> and disaster in japan. exhausted engineers struggle to get power restored at the country's crippled nuclear reactors. in the hopes of avoiding a meltdown. meanwhile, high levels of radiation begin to show up in food in japan, as the country's prime minister urges his people to show courage in the wake of their unspeakable tragedy. we'll have those stories "early" this saturday morning, march we'll have those stories "early" this saturday morning, march 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> new york city waking up to a sunny saturday morning. the last saturday before spring begins. welcome to "the early show." i'm rebecca jarvis. >> and i'm russ mitchell. two major
. he disappeared in iran four years ago but now u.s. officials have proof that retired f.b.i. agent robert levinson is alive. he reportedly is being held somewhere in southwest asia and efforts are under way to free him. iran has repeatedly denied knowing anything about the case. the 62-year-old father of seven went to iran to investigate cigarette smuggling. half-hour ago, nasa launched a rocket. its name is glory. but houston, there may be a problem! the rocket carrying a satellite to observe the earth lifted off from vandenberg air force base in california. the rocket went up but didn't separate. nasa expected to update the situation a few hours from now. harvard university and the navy signed an agreement this afternoon that will allow rotc back on campus for the first time since the vietnam war. right now, harvard students participating in the reserve officers training corps go next door to mit, the university says it will welcome the rotc program back now that congress voted to end the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military. there's always a hook, right? those are your
is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts." nbc's tracie potts look at the woman behind decades of headlines. >> reporter: elizabeth taylor, a woman of breathtaking bupty, one of hollywood's last true stars. >> everything all right? did they take the money? >> reporter: "national velvet" launched taylor into the spotlight at the age of 12 and for the rest of her life the spotlight never dimmed. taylor delivered ance performances. >> charlie's coming. >> not even gods have time to give you. >> reporter: she won an oscar for a high class call girl in "bunterfield 8." >> the latin motto sick transit glory? i'm the glory. >> reporter: another for 1966 nagging drunken housewife in "who's afraid of virginia woolf." >> georgie boy didn't have the stuff. >> stop it, mother. >> like hell i will. >> i'm a very committed one. i should be committed, too, for being married so many times. >> reporter: her p
then, i negotiate directly with designers... so you get the savings. t.j.maxx. let us make a maxxinista out of you. >>> good morning. breaking news. a possible leak detected in one of the reactors at that damaged nuclear plant in japan after water inside tested 10,000 times more radioactive than normal. and this morning officials are expanding the voluntary evacuation zone. we'll have the latest in a live report. >>> wake-up call. the f.a.a. suspends a veteran tower controller after he fell asleep during his overnight shift at reagan national airport. it could lead to major safety changes nationwide. >>> final wish. elizabeth taylor laid to rest during an emotional private service and at her request she arrived fashionably late. one last grand entrance for a hollywood legend today, friday sh mar, hollywood legend today, friday sh mar, march 25, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm mcalistatt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. just a short time ago japan's prime minister delivered an address to his nation
. lester will tell us about it in a few minutes. first he has the latest on the ongoing nuclear crisis. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning. you have to hand it to the 50 workers there trying their best, but at every turn, a cascading event events throws more obstacles their way. right now this all seems to threaten to overwhelm them. it is a scene playing out on japanese television. trouble at the troubled fukushima daiichi power plant. more information kept coming. the news only getting more confusing. >> translator: we have urged them to evacuate. >> reporter: earlier today it was announced operations at the plant had been suspended. all personnel on site forced to withdraw because of concern about what were thought to be dangerously high radiation levels at the plant. but later, workers were allowed back in. the situation at the power plant is growing more dire each day. satellite imagery from satellites reveals the damage from three explosions in the last four days. it is what you can't see that's troubling. radiation is entering the air. a crack in the containment dom
. really the third front the u.s. is fighting on these days. it was launched by president obama to protect civilians, he said, because gadhafi's forces were bearing down on the rebels' head quarter city of benghazi. but all those cruise missiles and bombs still haven't stopped the ground fighting. the rebels were under heavy fire today about 100 miles to the south of benghazi. and as you're about to see, our own chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, was with them and got about as close as you'd ever want to. richard is back safely in benghazi tonight and is with us from there tonight. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the rebels have the will, they have the numbers, but they don't have the equipment or the discipline to take on gadhafi's forces where they're dug in, as we saw for ourselves firsthand today. the road outside benghazi today is a graveyard of gadhafi's armored vehicles, destroyed by western air strikes. after an hour and a half driving south flanked by desert, we reached the rebels' front line. there are no trenches or sandbags, just men poorly arm
, thank you for bringing us up to date there in jerusalem. >>> let's turn our attention now to libya, where moammar gadhafis forces are fighting a fierce battle in miscellaneous misrata. people are reportedly cowering in their darkened homes. this is video from tripoli, it shows anti aircraft artillery and tracer bullets being fired into the night sky. also last night, libyan tv broadcast what it said was live coverage to the nation, the first since the shelling began. he told the crowd, we'll beat 'em. nbc's richard engel is watching developments in other towns where gadhafi's forces have the upper hand. >> reporter: we are now on the rebel front line. all day we have been watching rebels, mostly in pickup trucks armed with rifles, rpgs, anti aircraft guns, rushing along this desert road, trying to take the center. gadhafi's forces, however, remain dug in the city, and are fighting back. from where we are, using this armored personnel carrier, which was destroyed by a western air strike for cover, we have been hearing and seeing incoming mortar and artillery rounds fired out. this i
't predict how long the operation will last, he did say the u.s. could transfer control of it to allied by saturday. meanwhile, house speaker boehner wrote to president obama today to complain that the mission's goals are not clearly defined. more now from mark phillips in tripoli. >> reporter: day five of the bombing campaign over libya and the combined coalition air forces have declared something like victory. >> their air force no longer exists as a fighting force. to the point that we can operat. >> reporter: control of the skies has led to near control on the ground, as moammar qaddafi's forces have learned. and as the bombing has continued, the brave face of the regime is showing some worry lines. instead of rambling on for hours as he often does, moammar qaddafi's latest pep rally's speech lasted a brief three minutes. out in public is a risky place for him to be these days. and where the obedient cheering crowds once numbered in tens of thousands, now they are often down to a few hundred, sometimes to mere dozens. even the regime's once p.r. machine is grinding down. today after
backing control of the town of zawiyah, near tripoli. joining us live from benghazi is nbc's stephanie gosk. good evening, stephanie. >> reporter: good evening, martin. >> for much of the day, we've been waiting to hear from colonel gadhafi. we were promised some kind of live statement. where do we stand on that? >> reporter: well, our journalists in tripoli were told that he was going to speak, and then they were virtually held captive in their hotels waiting for him for seven hours and he didn't show up. this follows days after promises that the government was going to take journal its to the town of zawiyah, that we've been talking so much about, that's been under fire by pro-gadhafi forces and mixed reports who controls that up to. tho today they were held in this hotel. journalist as rested trying to get into zawiyah without the government's permission. it seems a bit of government manipulation of the press right now. >> we've seen this incredible video of an ongoing battle, air strikes, frankly. what have you seen today with your own eyes? >> reporter: well, the fighting right no
francisco where we got up to and what started this morning. >>mark: think you for joining us. >> we are tracking the storm so this goes straight to the whether it to cup team coverage. >>james: good morning, the rain is heavy this morning and starting to taper off. it is pushing to the east. most of the rain, the heaviest, anyway, is falling into it brentwood. they had an impressive store right to know. it is 1 in. per hour and done with brentwood. pretty intense. livermore cannot get out from the steady stream of rain and it will last for a little bit longer as b.c., the rain's coming from the bottom of this screen and stretching to the bottom of this. this get an idea of how much risk is falling. 1 in. per hour. so far, so good. it should dissipate threats the course of the morning. -- throughout. it is not just the rain we're seeing this morning but it should be here all week long. >>louisa: good morning james. here is a shot of a flash flood it warning in effect. the dark shaded green to red to green into the peninsula as well is showing a flashlight and effect. the showers are
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